Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing


On behalf of the faculty and staff, we are delighted to welcome you to the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Loyola University Chicago.  Our programs are fully accredited by the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).  Our faculty members are dedicated to working with you to assist you in achieving your goals for graduate education.  We anticipate that you will gain the knowledge and skills necessary for you to assume a leadership role in your chosen area of specialization and make a significant contribution to the profession and those whom you serve.

Congratulations on your positive decision to pursue your graduate education at Loyola University Chicago's Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. You are embarking on an exciting journey that is intended to be both challenging and enriching. We wish you great success!

Lorna Finnegan PhD, RN, FAAN 

Jenny O'Rourke, PhD, APN-BC, CHSE
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs


We highly recommend all new graduate students attend new student orientation, which is held the week before classes begin every fall and spring semester.  The session includes general information, an introduction for faculty and staff, and lunch.  More information will be sent in your welcome e-mail.

Map of the Loyola University Health Systems (LUHS) Campus

Students in the MSN programs at Loyola University Chicago attend classes and events at the Loyola University Health Systems (LUHS) campus in Maywood, Illinois. The Maywood Campus Map will detail our School of Nursing building and visitor parking. 

Health Sciences Library Information

The Loyola Health Sciences Library, located on the LUHS campus, provides a wealth of information and services for students.  Click User Services for general information and useful links.